Oh, thank heavens. I thought, when Ashley Judd was run out of Kentucky’s Senate race on a rail after a series of unfortunate events that completely took the mystery out of why she’d never been called upon to be a serious candidate for anything her whole life, that we’d lost the B-movie actress from politics completely. Fortunately, she seems to have recovered from her ill-fated attempt to turn a state-focused attempt to defeat Mitch McConnell into a national issue by feigning interest in running against him, and has begun openly endorsing 2016 Presidential candidates.
According to Ashley, who has been a long-time fan of Hillary Clinton for no reason I can immediately identify, the former Secretary of State is easily the most qualified of any person in the field, currently, if not the most overqualified candidate for President since Thomas Jefferson.
The full interview is about a half-hour long, and if you’re like me, you’ll tune out after the first three minutes, since to endure any more would require you to physically will yourself to allow your brain capacity to leak out of your ears. So here’s the key quote:
“Obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton…I think she might be the most overqualified candidate we’ve had since, you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington.”
I tend to think that Jefferson, at least, would quibble with that all-around assessment. The rest of us just might quibble with the idea that either Jefferson or Washington were somehow overqualified for the job of leading the nation and that we have not, say, in the last hundred years or so, become increasingly satisfied with underwhelming, if not totally inept, candidates for public office. But then the rest of us, and probably Zombie Thomas Jefferson, would suddenly realize that we are quibbling with the breakout star of Dolphin Tale 2.